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the same science that brought us dolly the cloned sheep has advanced to the point where scientists might be able to bring them back. the extinction is national geographic story. >> maybe it got frozen somehow, you can use that to create an embryo, you can implant it in a living animal, that egg will become an animal. >> don't expect t-rex with the museum of natural history. >> you have to divide it into stone cold dead, which is what dinosaurs are, they're fossils, and then things that went recently extinct that you may have specimen of what amounts to be the carcass of the animal. >> the extinction happened, in 2003, a team of french scientists brought back a type of mountain goat. the last one died in 1990, but scientists preserved cells and were able to genetically engineer it and it lived ten minutes before dying. while it may be cool to have them back, there are a number of ethical issues. the animal habitat may no longer exist. what happens in this new world of genetics where people pick and choose genetic quality. >> the technology is the same with a passenger pigeon or virus. wha
bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> on capitol hill today the man who runs nasa was asked, what could be done if a large meteor were headed for new york city? his answer? pray. cnn's chris lawrence has more on today's hearings. pretty scary stuff going on, chris. >> you said it, wolf. the only reason people aren't scared out of their minds is the fact that it's so rare for one of these big rocks to hit the earth. but look. there are 10,000 to 20,000 asteroids out there big enough to devastate a continent and only 10% have been detected. russians saw a flash of light and heard the sonic boom. the meteor exploded with the force of a nuclear bomb. it did $30 million in damage and injured thousands. and no one saw it coming. >> we were fortunate that the events of last month were simply an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe. >> reporter: the nation's top science officials were called before congress tuesday to explain what they're doing to detect similar threats from space. >> objects as large
to life? scientists work to revive extinct animals. this isn't science fiction, it's real. >>> i'm brianna keilar. >> and i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the obama is standing with israel in a dangerous time in the region. >> his most urgent warning in syria, vowing that the assad regime will be held accountable if it has in fact used chemical weapons as the rebels claim. >> plet's go to jerusalem first with jessica. a very powerful meeting today. very interesting between the president and the prime minister. >> wolf, that's right. president obama here in jerusalem for the first overseas trip of his second term. a visit which in symbolism already president obama is emphasizing the u.s.'s commitment to ensuring israel's security and correcting any past sleights, real or perceived. president obama and prime minister netanyahu together in israel. they were acting like long-lost friends, joking, getting casual, complimenting each other's children while taking a little dig. >> they are very good looking young men who clearly got their
's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> today i want to tell you, particularly the young people, so there is no mistake here, so long as there is a united states of america. [ speaking in other language ] [ applause ] you are not alone! >> the president making a strong statement of support for israel. he traveled earlier in the day to the west bank to meet with the palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas. he made a pitch for renewed peace talks and said palestinians deserve an end to the occupation and the daily indignities, his words, that come with it. later he told israelis to empathize with the plight of the palestinians. >> put yourself in their shoes. look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. living their entire lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements not just of those young people but their parents, their grandparents, every single day. just as israelis built a state in their homeland, palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own l
. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> if there was ever a second term honeymoon, it looks like it's over. president obama's job approval rating has dropped eight points since the start of the year, and for the first time since september, it stands below 50%. our new cnn/orc poll puts it at 47%, to be exact. so let's find out what's going on. joining us now, our chief political analyst, gloria bowler and chief correspondent, dana bash. what do you make of the eight-point drop? >> well, i think things have not been going well for the president for the last few months. and i think it shows. and when you look deeper into this poll, we also ask the question about budget and fiscal policy, do you approve or disapprove of the way the president's handling it? 67% disapprove of the way the president is handling fiscal policy. and i think that has an awful lot to do with this, wolf. >> you know, yes. there's no question that that is a big part of it. i went back with our pollster, ka
of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> happening now, dozens of air traffic control towers are closing because of washington budget cuts. during our next hour we'll ask about the impact on your safety. >>> in this half hour a rare look at what it costs to send the vice president of the united states overseas and questions about how the numbers went public. >>> plus, a warning from the u.s. military. wait until you hear how much they want to repair and remodel the detention center for the most dangerous suspected terrorists. believe it or not we just hit the third anniversary of the passage of obama care despite all of this time u.s. supreme court decision upholding it, a presidential election, and a whole lot more, some republicans out there still are trying to repeal it. some in fact more than others. >> it should be repealed. >> repealing obama care. >> repeal, root, and branch. repeal funding for obama care. >> let's repeal this failure. >> i would urge that obama care would be repealed and i yield the floor. >> our national poli
-- responsibility. what's your policy? science and evidence based drug and alcohol treatment center. where your addiction stops and your new life begins. call now. >>> happening now, growing fears of a total meltdown in syria's civil war and the pressure on president obama to take action. >>> prince harry is ready to come back to the u.s., despite a scandal during his last visit. >>> and no one predicted they'd go this far in the ncaa at all. in fact, a lot of people never heard of him. >> wolf blitzer is off, i'm joe john. >> i'm kate baldwin. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, the violence in syria is getting so bad that the united nations is pulling its international staffers out of the country for a while. there was shelling right near the hotel where they live. >> here in the u.s., the debate is raging how to respond over allegations of chemical weapons being used in syria and what it means for opposition forces. let's bring in gael dougherty for more on this. hi, gael. >> hey, kate. the syrian opposition is running into more problems in its attempts to unity. the administratio
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